Ovation Guitars launch two new Custom Shop Adamas guitars
Modern takes on classic American craftsmanship.
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Ovation Guitars’ Custom Shop has launched two new models in its premium, modern-inspired Adamas series: the spalted maple electric/acoustic, and the 6-string cutaway electric/acoustic.
Check them out below.
Adamas Spalted Maple
The Adamas Spalted Maple is an electric/acoustic model that has a lyrachord body with curly maple binding. The top is graphite with carbon fiber construction, and features the spalted maple epaulettes, from which the guitar gets its name.
This model also features a slotted headstock and a short-scale figured maple neck which connects to the body at the twelfth fret. On the neck sits a “wider-than-normal” ebony fingerboard with diamond and dot inlays.
In terms of hardware, the guitar sports a pin-less Ovation Keyhole Bridge, which is said to provide added sustain and clarity by anchoring the strings to a graphite plate inside the body. It’s equipped with an active direct quarter-inch output.
Retails at $4,199.99
Adamas 6-String Cutaway
This electric/acoustic guitar features a single cutaway “advanced composite” body with an ultra-thin carbon fiber top. A single teardrop sound-hole, trimmed in American black walnut, is positioned for optimal resonance.
The guitar’s neck, too, is made of American black walnut – and is paired with an ebony fingerboard with mini side block inlays.
Completing the guitar are a set of Sperzel tuning machines, and Ovation’s Op Pro Studio preamp system, which is designed to be feedback resistant, and have a high signal to noise radio for studio usage.
Retails at $3,699.99
Learn more about the Adamas series at ovationguitars.com
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